There should be absolutely no discussions with members of lobbying groups before the public has been informed of the report’s findings. It compromises the entire process.
Secret negotiations threaten our civil liberties, and further the imbalance of copyright. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations continue in Seoul, Korea with a complete disregard for any form of real transparency. The deceptively named trade negotiations have now switched their focus to copyright infringement in the digital arena. Negotiations are being held behind closed doors and are being kept secret. There is no oversight from regular citizens, and anyone allowed to see any of the documents has to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Luckily, leaks are being reported, and if these reports are correct, they seem to indicate the worst case scenario.
Pirate Party Australia needs your help. We are recruiting for members to serve on a variety of committees.
If you, or someone you know, has some expertise or passion for the following areas, send an email to [email protected], including a brief bio and your location, and we will get back to you.
The National Council has now formed, and the following persons have been elected to the following positions:
- David Crafti – President
- David Gaetjens – Deputy President
- Peter Barber – Secretary
- Michael Nadler – Deputy Secretary
- Jarryd Lassen – Treasurer
- Paul Templeton – Deputy Treasurer
- Rodney Serkowski – Party Agent